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​​​​​​2016-2017 Back-to-School Information

The 2016-2017 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 29. We want our families and students to have all the information they need to prepare for a successful year. This web page is intended to serve as your information headquarters for the new year. Whether it’s bus schedules, school calendars or student assignment, the information here will help you get ready for school. We’ll be updating the page regularly, so please check back often for the latest news! You can also stay up to date with helpful tips and district news by following the CMS Facebook page and Twitter account.

Key Contact Information

Department

 Contact Information

Student Placement

980-343-5335 student.placement@cms.k12.nc.us
Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.
 

International Center

980-343-3784 ic@cms.k12.nc.us
Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.
 

Transportation

980-343-6715
 

Pre-K

980-343-5950 prek@cms.k12.nc.us
Smith Family Center
1600 Tyvola Rd.

After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)

980-343-5567 asep@cms.k12.nc.us

Parent Checklist

There are a few simple tasks that families need to complete before the school year gets started. Review our back-to-school checklist to help you prepare.

Student assignment

Register students who are new to CMS
Families may enroll students at their home school. Click here for information on enrolling new students.

Update address if needed
Make sure schools have the most current address and phone number for all families.

Make sure students are have all required vaccinations and physicals

Having your child properly immunized is a key part of preparing for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Starting this year, parents/guardians must submit proof of a health assessment for each child entering North Carolina public schools for the first time. The health assessment must have been completed within the previous 12 months. For more information about the new health assessment requirement, click here. For other information about vaccinations and physicals, click here​.​

Check your transportation information

Families may have already received, or will soon receive,​ bus stop pick-up and drop-off times in the mail.​ Make sure you review your bus stop location and time – some bus stops may have changed.

Once families receive bus schedules, it is important to review them with the student. We encourage parents to walk to and from the assigned bus stop, particularly with elementary students.  

Please inform and update any address change at your child’s school immediately. Transportation must have the current address to ensure safe and accurate bus stop assignments for eligible students.

If your child will require a pick-up or drop-off at an address that is not your home address, you must apply for tha​​t service each year by filling out the alternate stop form.  

If you have a question about transportation, call 980-343-6715. 

Know your school bell times

Students should be in school and ready to learn when the school bell rings. View the 2016-2017 bell schedule​. 

Attend your school's open house

Click here to find your child's school website. Open house dates and times are posted there when available.